UTMB Health’s newest health care facility, the Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic, was the site for an employee luncheon hosted by executive leadership to celebrate the hard work of so many in completing the 45,000 square foot facility on time and within budget.

William R. Elger, executive vice president and chief business and finance officer and Dr. Garland Anderson, executive vice  president, provost and dean, School of Medicine, recognized employees from across the university—from Clinical Operations to Facilities and Information Services—who pulled together to convert the former retail space into a state of the art, healing environment.

“You all not only brought this project in on budget, but you finished it slightly ahead of the deadline,” Elger said. “And, it is a spectacular facility that certainly raises the bar for UTMB.”

Addressing the group of about 75 employees, Anderson, likewise, commended the group of employees on the teamwork required to bring this facility to fruition.

"This is a proud moment. It is gratifying to see how faculty and staff have risen to the occasion to open this facility and to continue to bring outstanding services and facilities to the residents of this region,” Anderson said.

Receiving special recognition at the celebratory luncheon were Diana Browning, interim chief ambulatory operations officer; Louise Hancock, project director, clinic planning and expansion; and Jake Wolf, senior project manager.

The new facility, located on I-45 (northbound) just north of FM646, opened August 1 and includes the following clinics: Stark Diabetes Center, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine Primary Care, Cardiology, Pulmonology (Allergy and Asthma), Nephrology, Neurology, Pain Management, Transplant Services, Blood Center and Aerospace Medicine.

UTMB Health mailed 14,000 letters to inform patients of the new location and services now available in the north County to complement health care services at UTMB on Galveston Island.

A grand opening and an employee open house are being planned for the fall—stay tuned for details! For more information about the new center, call 832-505-2000.